In the old world of Messianic Judaism Torah observance was not equated with the gospel. The good news was not that the nations are called to observe Torah by the power of the Spirit. The good news was about Yeshua’s testimony and witness.
John 5:36 But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, 38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. 39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; forhe wrote of me
John 10: 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me,
John 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
John 17: 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. 6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
The good news is about Yeshua being sent by God to testify about himself. The words Yeshua spoke testified about His being sent by God for the remission of sins for all who believe He was sent for this purpose. To state that the words Yeshua spoke testified about keeping Torah given Moses is a lie.
Grace does not say; I have made a way for you to do it. It says; I have made a way for you. What we ‘do’ is believe, and the most important part of this belief/faith is that God via Yeshua via the Spirit comes and live within you, making us all One, as Yeshua is one with the Father so are we one with Yeshua. As the Spirit dwells bodily in Yeshua, so too does the Spirit dwell bodily in us. Leading us in all his ways. This happens because we believe, and when we believe we are filled with the Spirit of God who leads us in all his ways. We enter the Spiritual temple of God.
The gospel that states Yeshua taught Torah of Moses as the sign of a believer is a false gospel. The sign is the Spirit dwelling within you. There is NO Torah against this, and this is the Torah given by Messiah.
The ministry of the Torah given Moses has paled in comparison to the ministry of the Spirit given Yeshua. The ministry of the Torah given Moses had no power to impart forgiveness through the blood of animals, but all foreshadowed the One atonement once and for all time, of Yeshua’s blood. God overlooked all sins then as he does now, and places judgement on those who do not ‘believe’ in the atonement of the Son of God. This faith comes only by grace and is proved by works of love/Spirit.
The Father has called all to believe in the one he sent. The works Yeshua accomplished were in regard to himself, the Son of God who heals the world and forgives sins by the shedding of his blood. This is the good news. We are free in Messiah, who lives and breathes in his children. As God lived and breathed in his only begotten Son. We are no longer bound by letters of stone, we are bound by the Spirit who lives in us and leads us in all good works, and reminds us of everything Yeshua said, in regards to himself and his work.
Free not to sin, free to live a holy life in union, abiding in God’s love. When the lawmaker is living within you what more instructions do you need? AND none of this goes against the Torah given Moses, in fact it is Moses who bore witness about it all!!
You search the Torah because you think that in it you have eternal life; and it is Torah that bears witness about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
John 7:37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
If you got no water how you gonna survive!!
"When you awake in the morning, learn something to inspire you and mediate upon it, then plunge forward full of light with which to illuminate the darkness." -Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
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